Of Concrete and Glass

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We walk a fine line between the light and the dark...

This book contains poems about the beauty of nature: that of the natural world that surrounds us and the cities we live in, as well as human nature. This is contrasted with poems that deal with the heart of darkness that can be found in humanity, and the strange and shadowy aspects within society and ourselves. More
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Words: 4,090
Language: English
ISBN: 9781310365126
About Caitlin McColl

Since childhood, Caitlin has written many short stories, mainy fantasy - with dragons, wizards and other fantastical monsters. But now she writes Steampunk, fantasy with a Victorian twist, that makes our world just a little bit more interesting, with the ability to mask the humdrum days we all have - those cold, grey, rainy, depressing days. The days you accidentally sleep in, lock yourself out of the house, battle morning rush hour and realize your still wearing your slippers. Caitlin lives in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with her husband and her dog.

Find her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/caitlinmccoll.writer

Twitter: @arrawyn and at www.caitlinmccoll.ca

2015 - She has released a FREE ebook compilation of stories from her short story blog, Under A Starlit Sky, collectively called The Dark And Shadowy Places.

She has short stories published in a couple anthologies - Heart of Steel in the 'Forged in Flame' anthology by Xchyler Publishing and a Steampunk twist on Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde through Zharmae Publishing

She has also released 2 Steampunk short story collections through Smashwords, and also available on Amazon (along with her first novel Under A Starlit Sky)

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Reviews

Review by: Nadd Wellgreen on July 07, 2015 :
Nicely lyrical and the language flows smoothly. A little scant on the punctuation but of course that's a liberty of free form. :-)
(review of free book)

Review by: Barbara J. Waldern on July 04, 2015 :
Just had a quit first read through the collection of poems, "Of Concrete and Glass" and enjoyed it. The collection well demonstrates the two sides to the common experience of living in Vancouver: the casual, bright and easygoing perspective countered by the grey rainy day perspective of doubt, mourning and fear. The nature poems bare a simplicity that exudes freshness, easy on the symbolism but full of marvel. The first poem, "Maple Leaf", stood out for me because of a subtle political slant, given its role as a national representation. What does it represent these days?" is the poet's question. As for the second part, it is heavier and wordier. I liked "The Doppledanger" and the final one about the dead poet the best. As for the message of the latter, I can relate. That fate and role of the poet is what I used to fear, causing me to avoid practicing and developing my own poetry for a long time. I am looking forward to rereading this collection, and downloading some more of Caitlin Mccoll's writing.
(review of free book)

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